Minister Gyawali’s sacking: SC issues show-cause notice to CIAA

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 4, 2015-

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a show-cause notice to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) for recommending action against the Energy Minister Radha Gyawali who was  removed from office on Sunday over a corruption scandal.

A single bench of SC justice Jagadish Sharma Poudel has summoned CIAA and Minister Gyawali to be present at the apex court on October 11 to discuss whether it is appropriate or not to issue interim order to take or not to take action against the deposed Minister.

The court directive came in response to a writ filed by Manoj Kumar Mishra on behalf of Minister Gyawali on September 30 arguing CIAA's recommendation for her expulsion from Minister's post as illegal.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala sacked Energy Minister Gyawali from the ministerial berth on October 1 following the recommendation of the anti graft body for the same. It may be noted that Prime Minister Koirala expelled Energy Minister Gyawali after she defied his directive to put in paper.

The CIAA recommended PM Koirala to sack Energy Minister Gyawali for committing irregularities in signing contract for the construction of the Solu Corridor Transmission Line and also to take action against Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Executive Director Mukesh Raj Kafle and Board of Directors members.


Published: 04-10-2015 19:43

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